Burmese Teak

Burmese Teak

Burmese Teak is a term used to distinguish naturally grown trees (usually from Myanmar, often known as Burma) from Teak cultivated on plantations. Teak has been used extensively in India and within its natural region for ages, and it has become a global favourite. Teak is one of the most sought-after lumbers in the world, because of its great stability, good strength attributes, easy workability, and most importantly, its outstanding resistance to decay and rot.

Ship and boat construction, veneer, furniture, external construction, carving, turnings, and other small wood things are common uses of Burmese Teak Wood. When newly milled, teak can have a leather-like aroma. Many people regard teak to be the gold standard for decay resistance, and its heartwood is extremely long-lasting. Teak is also resistant to termites, though marine borers and powder post beetles are only moderately resistant. Heartwood is usually a golden to medium brown tint, which darkens with age.

Janka Hardness:

1,070 lbf

Average Dried Weight:

41 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3)


Burmese Teak is easy to work in almost every way, with the exception that it contains a high quantity of silica (up to 1.4 percent), which blunts cutting blades dramatically. Teak glues and finishes well despite its natural oils, though it may be necessary to clean the surface of the wood with a solvent before gluing/finishing to decrease the natural oils on the surface of the wood.